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As the first presidential term of Donald Trump entered its last year, tensions are running high in the Democratic Party over who will face the incumbent in the November elections. Only few weeks into the primary elections, it is becoming clear that the predictions of a two-horse race between Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden had… » read more

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Vztahy Evropské unie a Turecka jsou dlouhodobě diskutovaným tématem. Turecko je pro Evropu strategickým partnerem, ať už obchodním, tak i politickým a geografickým. Vzhledem k tomu, že Turecko tvoří předěl mezi zeměmi Středního východu, které jsou politicky méně stabilní, a zeměmi Evropy, je otázka jeho integrace do evropských struktur politicky významná. Ve světle událostí z… » read more

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Climate change is one of the most serious issues affecting the world today. Extreme weather conditions, such as drought, heat waves, flood and heavy rain are becoming more frequent not only on the other side of the world, but also in Europe. The planet is suffering from other consequences, like rising sea levels and loss… » read more

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Since March 2011, the Syrian civil war officially began, families have suffered under a brutal conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands of people, torn the nation apart. Because of the civil war, around 12 million people in the country need humanitarian assistance. About 6.7 million Syrians are now refugees, and another 6.2 million people… » read more

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The European Migrant Crisis of 2015 was an event that deeply resonated within the European continent, with it being the one of the most important contributors to the rise of right-wing populism and nationalism in European countries, as more than 1.8 million people crossed the border of Europe, seeking a better future from their either… » read more

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Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world. It hosts 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity and it plays a significant role in soil conditioning, clean air, the water cycle, and a vital carbon store that slows down the pace of global warming. However, the most recent analysis suggests a sharp growth in deforestation over… » read more

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During the beginning of the 14th G20 Osaka Summit, on June 28th, the European Union and MERCOSUR announced an ambitious – but controversial – trade agreement that promises to increase the political dialogue, the investment cooperations and to open a free market of goods and services between the blocs. The Mercosur (Southern Common Market, in… » read more

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It was a sight not often seen in Turkey in the past decades. On the night of June 23rd, streets of Istanbul were filled by tens of thousands of opposition supporters celebrating what could be a massive political victory. Ekrem İmamoğlu, candidate of Republic People’s Party (CHP), was to become city’s new mayor after receiving… » read more

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The recent escalation of the conflict over natural resources near Cyprus is likely to worsen the relationship between the European Union and Turkey and has already led to sanctions being imposed on Ankara by the EU. However, European elections taking place amid this dispute produced a landmark result on the ethnically and politically divided island.

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A recent European Council vote on cutting carbon emissions showed that Czech Republic is not so eager to move towards further European integration. And that perhaps Visegrad Four is soon going to be Visegrad Three. An idea that different parts of the European Union (should) integrate at a different pace, also known as differentiated integration,… » read more

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